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Baftas 2012: ‘The Artist’ and ‘Tinker Tailor’ top noms

Earlier this morning, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe announced the official Bafta 2012 nominations shortlist for this year’s awards, with Michel Hazanavicius’ Oscar-hopeful The Artist and Tomas Alfredson’s Cold War drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy leading the way with twelve and eleven nominations respectively, including Best Film and Best Director. Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and Tate Taylor’s The Help all feature highly. Full nominations shortlist below. An asterisk also denotes which nominee in each category the CineVue team feels is most deserving to be picked on the night. Of course, we’d also love to get your own suggestions in the comment box provided below.

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy*

Best Film Not in the English Language
Incendies
Pina
Post Mortem
Potiche
A Separation*
The Skin I Live In 
 
Outstanding British Film
My Week with Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin* 

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Attack the Block (Joe Cornish)
Black Pond (Will Sharpe)
Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes)
Submarine (Richard Ayoade)
Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine)* 

Best Director
The Artist
Drive
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need to Talk About Kevin* 

Best Original Screenplay
The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Guard*
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy* 

Best Cinematography
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse* 

Best Editing
The Artist
Drive
Hugo
Senna*
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy 

Best Production Design
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2*
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Best Make Up & Hair
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2*
Hugo
The Iron Lady
My Week with Marilyn 

Best Costume Design
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
My Week with Marilyn*
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 

Best Special Visual Effects
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2*
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
War Horse 

Best Documentary
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim
Senna*

Best Sound
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hugo*
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Best Original Music
The Artist*
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango*

Best Leading Actor
Brad Pitt (Billy Beane) – Moneyball
Gary Oldman (George Smiley) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy*
George Clooney (Matt King) – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) – The Artist
Michael Fassbender (Brandon) – Shame 

Best Leading Actress
Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller) – The Artist
Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady*
Michelle Williams (Marilyn Monroe) – My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton (Eva) – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis (Aibileen Clark) – The Help 

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer (Hal) – Beginners
Jim Broadbent (Denis Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill (Peter Brand) – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh (Sir Laurence Olivier) – My Week with Marilyn*
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Paul Zara) – The Ides of March

Best Supporting Actress
Carey Mulligan (Irene) – Drive
Jessica Chastain (Celia Foote) – The Help
Judi Dench (Dame Sybil Thorndike) – My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy (Megan) – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer (Minny Jackson) – The Help*

What do you think of the Bafta 2012 shortlist? Did they make the right choices? Are there any films you would have liked to have seen feature more heavily? Let us know using the comment box below.

Daniel Green